Monday, 14 June 2010

DVD Filming

"How to Paint Colour and Light in Watercolour"
Book Launch July 7th at the Mall Galleries in London
SWA,Society of Women Artists Annual 2010 Exhibition.

I leave today  to drive for the filming of my DVD which takes place tomorrow . I have had the screen test and since then been in touch regarding products I use for the demonstrations and discussed which subjects I will be painting .

Am I nervous? Surprisingly no! And this worries me. I am always nervous before a new experience but the team were so wonderful for the screen test that I am actually looking forward to returning and being with them again. This to me is the secret behind any new project. Knowing and trusting who you  have agreed to work with. My publishers are fantastic and have guided me brilliantly along every step of the way. I feel creating the DVD will be exactly the same.

And I have asked myself why I am making it. Is this for me? No it isn't because if it was I would have said "No" immediately. I don't enjoy being in front of a camera and that is a well known fact among my friends and colleagues.

I made a decsion to agree to a DVD because of wonderful messages I have recieved asking me to make one for so long. I have so many amazing supporters who want this DVD who cannot get to my workshops. I read incredible  messages explaining how much  artists of all levels would like to watch me paint but to travel or get to UK where I am mostly is out of the question.

So today I am packing and preparing to drive a very long way, stay over and  film in a way I hope that will inspire everyone to try painting without the use of a preliminary sketch, with lovely free flowing juicy colours and in a way that they are happy when they are moving their brushes. I want everyone who watches this DVD to feel the excitement and passion I feel from holding a brush.

Wish me luck because this is a new experience for me and I really want to please YOU!

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7 comments:

Ady said...

Good luck, Jean! Looking forward to hearing more about this new venture of yours. Have a safe journey to the studio. x

Helen said...

Lots and lots of luck Jean although I'm sure you don't need it!!!

A Brush with Color said...

I can't wait to see it when it comes out. Best of luck--I think with your attitude, it will be fabulous.

Marie Theron said...

I hope it goes well. You won't be nervous at all, because you know more about the subject than the people interviewing you, Jean!

Sandra said...

How exciting! I can't wait to get the DVD. Even though I have watched you paint it would be lovely to see something develop from start to finish. And much as I reccommend your workshops to everyone, I can't 'rewind' you on a workshop!

Dynamite said...

Sounds like you have had the drive and detirmination to succed on this. I am impressed. Good Luck with the DVD.

Jean Haines SWA said...

Thank you so much. I can't believe it is already a week since I shared this post and the DVD has now been filmed. I will share a post on how it went but at the moment this all seems very much like a dream!